The Safdie Brothers No Longer Co-Directing Their Next Adam Sandler Film Together?

The Safdie Brothers have become not just indie filmmaking darlings, but a writing and directing duo with some major bonafides. After working on the smaller independent scene, their collaboration with Adam Sandler on Uncut Gems really launched them to new heights. Well, we already know that the brothers are planning a new film with Sandler, but some news about the behind the camera element has recently come out.

According to Above the Line, Josh Safdie will apparently be directing their next project on his own. That means that Benny Safdie will only be co-producing and co-writing this Sandler movie. It seems that Benny’s acting career taking off is cutting into his time to make this one, so Josh will direct solo. It remains to be seen if this changes, is confirmed, or is only a temporary change, as opposed to a permanent one. More when we have it.

Source: Above the Line


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Written by Steven Prusakowski

Steven Prusakowski has been a cinephile as far back as he can remember, literally. At the age of ten, while other kids his age were sleeping, he was up into the late hours of the night watching the Oscars. Since then, his passion for film, television, and awards has only grown. For over a decade he has reviewed and written about entertainment through publications including Awards Circuit and Screen Radar. He has conducted interviews with some of the best in the business - learning more about them, their projects and their crafts. He is a graduate of the RIT film program. You can find him on Twitter and Letterboxd as @FilmSnork – we don’t know why the name, but he seems to be sticking to it.

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